Is it possible to test an abort that was called inside a model?

Published 2 months ago by markandrewkato

Hi everyone,

I want to unit test my User Model if the assignRole method would throw an error if an invalid role name was entered. The method inside looks like this:

public function assignRole($role)
        $role = Role::where('name', $role)->first();

        if (! $role) {
            abort(422, "Invalid role assigned");


It's working. I just don't know how to test it. Is this possible? If not, what's the best way to do this? Or am I doing something wrong here?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


try something like this..

/** @test */

public function a_role_can_be_assigned_to_a_user()
    $role = Role::where('name', 'test_role')->first();

    $this->assertInstanceOf('App\Role' , $role);

    $user = factory('App\User')->create();


    $this->assertDatabaseHas('role_user' , [$user->id , $role->id]);

where role_user is the pivot table between users and roles...


Hi @BishoyWagih,

Thanks for the reply. I already have a test which checks if a valid role can be assigned to a user. What I want to do is to check if the assignRole method would throw an exception using the abort helper if an invalid role is entered.

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